Now in These Troubled Times

And now in these troubled times,
the weather too is changing 
as if the universe comprehends
how humanity is failing

When a black raging storm is coming
animals instinctively know 
it’s time to run for safety
as turbulent dust – heavy winds blow

And though we also run and hide,
we hardly ever realize 
we are to blame
for these dark oppressive times

And so Mother Earth will keep turning,
growing hotter and hotter
as we continue to pollute and abuse
our precious sources of water

The violent tempests will become
more fierce with each passing year
until mankind pays the cost and
loses what was once held dear

Yet the fragrance of the blooming red rose
will continue to scent the air
and the lone grey Mockingbird will press on,
singing without any cares

Nature and it’s creatures of land and sea,
and all that implies
will live on long after ~ 
we have taken our last gasping breath and died

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

19 thoughts on “Now in These Troubled Times

  1. And now, as the season’s change
    Our whole world changes with them
    From good to bad, happy to sad
    Our environment is troubled
    And yet, we seem not concerned at all
    Regardless of our inevitable fall…

    many thanks to you Linda, for writing as Ivor said such ” a poignantly profound prophecy”…its a delight to see there are those who still care about the state of our predicament.

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